3 pages, 4to, 235 x 190 mm. (9¼ x 7½ in.), separations at folds, two folds strengthened, integral address leaf in Griffin's hand with small seal hole, remnants of red wax seal. "I HAVE OFFERED MY RESIGNATION TO CONGRESS..." Informative letter sending congratulations and complaining of his many public responsibilities: "I am extremely rejoiced that you have accepted the appointment in the Court of Appeals...I flatter myself you may attend in Philadelphia at the decision already mentioned -- and bring those Causes with you after you have advocated them. Your seat upon the Bench will afford the greatest assistance and particular satisfaction. I have offered my resignation to Congress, but they do not accept it -- they make of too much consequence a man of my slender abilities and little experience. I wished to have gone home, not having been home since the year 1778, and this City being too enormously expensive with a large family for my very small finances. I have continually been uneasy about not sitting at Hartford the two last seasons, but I can declare upon my honor the fault was not on my part.." " /> GRIFFIN, CYRUS, <I>President of the Continental Congress</I>. Autograph letter signed ("C Griffin") to John Lowell, as President of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia, 22 March [1788]. <I>3 pages, 4to, 235 x 190 mm. (9¼ x 7½ in.), separations at folds, two folds strengthened, integral address leaf in Griffin's hand with small seal hole, remnants of red wax seal</I>. "I HAVE OFFERED MY RESIGNATION TO CONGRESS..." Informative letter sending congratulations and complaining of his many public responsibilities: "I am extremely rejoiced that you have accepted the appointment in the Court of Appeals...I flatter myself you may attend in Philadelphia at the decision already mentioned -- and bring <I>those Causes</I> with you after you have advocated <I>them</I>. Your seat upon the Bench will afford the greatest assistance and particular satisfaction. I have offered my resignation to Congress, but they do not accept it -- they make of too much consequence a man of my slender abilities and little experience. I wished to have gone home, not having been home since the year 1778, and this City being too enormously expensive with a large family for my very small finances. I have continually been uneasy about not sitting at Hartford the two last seasons, but I can declare upon my honor the fault was not on my part.." | Christie's